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Woman killed, 35 people displaced in apartment complex fire

December 28, 2017

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire at an apartment complex in Princeton has left an elderly woman dead and 35 residents displaced.

Authorities say the fire was reported around 9 p.m. Wednesday in a three-story building. The fire burned for more than two hours before it was brought under control.

Seventy-three-year-old Larisa Bartone was found dead in her apartment on an upper floor of the building. Authorities say she died as a result of the fire, but further details were not disclosed.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Authorities say the displaced residents were taken to emergency shelters set up in municipal buildings. They were receiving aid from the American Red Cross and other local agencies.

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